MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: UFC signs Team Alpha Male’s Josh Emmett to fight Jon Tuck this Sunday at UFC Rotterdam

UFC signs Josh Emmett, fights Jon Tuck Sunday at UFC Rotterdam  After an injury to Nick Hein earlier this week, Team Alpha Male product Josh Emmett was signed to the UFC and will fight Jon Tuck this Sunday. Emmett (9-0) heads into this fight off a TKO victory over UFC veteran Christos Giagos back in January. Of his nine career victories, he’s won six by stoppage. Here’s an updated look at Sundays card with the replacement fight. Main Card: (FOX Sports) – Alistair Overeem (40-14) vs. Andrei Arlovski (25-11) – Stefan Struve (26-8) vs. Antonio Silva (19-8) – Gunnar Nelson (14-2-1) vs. Albert Tumenov (17-2) – Anna Elmose (3-0) vs. Germaine de Randamie (5-3) – Francimar Barroso (18-4) vs. Nikita Krylov (19-4) – Karolina Kowalkiewicz (8-0) vs. Heather Jo Clark (7-4) Preliminary Card: (FOX Sports 1) – Rustam Khabilov (18-3) vs. Chris Wade (11-0) – Magnus Cedenblad (13-4) vs. Garreth McLellan (13-3) – Jon Tuck (9-2) vs. Josh Emmett (9-0) – Yan Cabral (12-2) vs. Reza Madadi (13-4) Preliminary Card: (UFC Fight Pass) – Kyoji Horiguchi (16-2) vs. Neil Seery (16-11) – Dominic Waters (9-4) vs. Leon Edwards (10-3) – Ulka Sasaki (18-3-2) vs. Willie Gates (12-6)   UFC 198 card finalized   UFC 198 has officially rounded out it’s card. The main event pits heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1)takes on challenger Stipe Miocic (14-2). In the co-headliner, Vitor Belfort (25-11) takes on Jacare Souza (22-4). UFC 198 takes place May 14 at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. Here’s an updated look at the card. MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Fabricio Werdum (c) vs. Stipe Miocic – for heavyweight title Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo Souza Uriah Hall vs. Anderson Silva Cristiane Justino vs. Leslie Smith Corey Anderson vs. Mauricio Rua PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos Rob Font vs. John Lineker PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:15 p.m. ET) Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Yancy Medeiros vs. Francisco Trinaldo Luan Chagas vs. Sergio Moraes Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov   UFC signs Brazilian prospect Poliana Botelho MMAFighting reports that the UFC has inked a deal with flyweight prospect Poliana Botelho, the Nova Uniao fighter announced Tuesday. Botelho (5-1) boasts five wins by knockout including a victory over Silvana Gomez where she captured the XFC International flyweight championship. Botelho also trains with strawweight title contender Claudia Gadelha. The report also mentions that she will be dropping to 115 pounds in her UFC debut. She also .

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